The five most-read posts on Scope this week were:
Stanford researcher cautions against widespread use of statins: Mark Hlatky, MD, a Stanford professor of health research and policy, has doubts about the health benefits of expanding statin use and believes people at cardiovascular risk should consider lifestyle changes before beginning a life-long drug regimen.
International Cellular Medicine Society evaluates overseas stem cell clinics: A global association of stem cell clinicians published a survey comparing clinics located outside of the United States that offer therapies for over 70 health conditions ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s disease.
Nutrition expert praises First Lady's anti-obesity campaign: Marion Nestle, PhD, a New York University professor, gives kudos to First Lady Michelle Obama for her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.
New rules on flexible spending accounts ban the purchase of OTC drugs (without a doctor's note): New rules that go into effect next year will prohibit using pre-tax dollars from a flexible spending account to purchase over-the-counter medications without a doctor's prescription.
Image of the Week: HeLa cells: Last week's Scope Image of the Week featured HeLa cells and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
The Grand Roundup is posted every Saturday to recap Scope's most popular stories.